A tweet from Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry's account on Sunday night included an unflattering image of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, who is as the center of his criminal indictment on charges of abuse of power.
The caption on the original tweet reads: "I don't always drive drunk at 3x the legal blood alcohol limit ... but when I do, I indict Gov. Perry for calling me out about it. I am the most drunk Democrat in Texas."
After deleting the post, Perry said that the Lehmberg tweet was "unauthorized."
A tweet just went out from my account that was unauthorized. I do not condone the tweet and I have taken it down.— Rick Perry (@GovernorPerry) September 1, 2014
Although Perry's account is verified by Twitter, it is unclear who does the posting for the feed.
Last month Perry pled not guilty to charges of abuse of power and coercion of a public official after he cut off $7.5 million in state funds to the state's Public Integrity Unit when Lehmberg refused to resign following her 2013 arrest for driving under the influence.
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